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LONDON - Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, appears to be enjoying an increasing degree of freedom and is travelling, a lawyer for the group which campaigned for her freedom told on Monday. A new image of Latifa, a daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid...
- Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs must undergo a refereeing course and officiate in two community age grade games after he was charged with disrespecting the authority of the match official, England's rugby union (RFU) said on Monday. The Tigers' captain was cited following a...
DUBAI - Iranian President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that the United States violated the 2015 nuclear deal and the European Union failed to fulfil its commitments, speaking in his first news conference since his victory in Friday's election. The United States and the EU s...
LONDON - Shopper numbers across Britain fell 3.1 % in the week to June 19 compared with the previous week, dented by widespread rain, researcher Springboard said on Monday. It said shopper numbers, or footfall, was down 22.8% compared with the same week in 2019, before the pandem...
By Tom Hals - America's largest garlic farm needs 1,000 workers to harvest its annual crop, but faces an unexpected hurdle in this year's recruitment drive: it now must document and track the COVID-19 vaccine status of these seasonal laborers.     Employers in Calif...
By Liz Lee, Anshuman Daga and Terje Solsvik KUALA LUMPUR/OSLO -Malaysian telecoms firm Axiata Group Bhd and Norway's Telenor ASA will merge their mobile operations in Malaysia in a $15 billion deal, forming a new market leader in the competitive Southeast Asian nation....
By Chris Gallagher, Antoni Slodkowski and Daniel Leussink TOKYO -Olympics organisers on Monday capped the number of spectators at 10,000 for each venue at the Tokyo 2020 Games, days after experts warned that holding the event without fans would be the least risky option during the CO...
MOSCOW - Russia and the United States have initiated contacts to "normalise" the work of their embassies in Washington and Moscow, the RIA news agency cited Russia's foreign ministry as saying on Monday. Russia's ambassador to the United States, who had been out of Washington for...
By Siddharth Cavale - Amazon.com Inc will face challenges from big retailers during its annual Prime Day promotion, as more merchants piggyback on the multibillion-dollar online sales event. Target Corp, Walmart Inc, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy's Inc and Kohl's Inc...
By Monica Machicao LA PAZ - Bolivian opposition leader Carlos Mesa, who accuses former President Evo Morales of leading a political witch hunt against him, says he fears arrest and more broadly for democracy in his country amid a probe into controversial claims of a 2019 coup....
By Marco Aquino LIMA - Latin America has got a new leftist star. Pedro Castillo, a socialist and son of peasant farmers, is on the cusp of winning Peru's presidential election after rising from obscurity to all but beat a conservative rival, the daughter of a former...
BERLIN -Germany's antitrust watchdog said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether Apple was exploiting its market dominance, following similar proceedings into U.S. tech rivals Facebook, Amazon and Google. Based on new competition law rules specifically intended for l...
By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON - Global stocks recovered some losses after hitting a four-week low on Monday as investors digested last week's surprise hawkish shift by the U.S. Federal Reserve, while the dollar hovered below a 10-week high. Shares of banks, energy firms...
By Guy Faulconbridge and Ben Makori LONDON - Amazon and Apple are the world's most valuable brands but Chinese brands are rising up the leaders list and are more valuable than Europe's top brands, according to a global ranking by Kantar’s BrandZ. Amazon, founded in...
- Pop star Britney Spears is due on Wednesday to address the Los Angeles court handling the conservatorship, or guardianship, arrangement that has controlled much of her personal and business affairs since 2008. Following is a timeline of key events in the life of Spears, now 39...
TAIPEI - Taiwan criticised Hong Kong on Monday in an escalating row over China's sovereignty claims over Taiwan, prompting it to pull out officials from its representative office in the Chinese-run city. Taiwanese staff working at the island's representative office in Hong Kong...
SOUTHAMPTON, England - Rain delayed the start of play on the fourth day of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) in Southampton on Monday. Only 141.1 overs have been bowled in the match so far, with rain washing out the entire opening day's play on Friday and interrupting p...
GENEVA - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday criticised Russia for outlawing groups linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as "extremist", and called on Moscow to uphold fundamental civil and political freedoms. "Legislation restricting the freed...
BERLIN - Germany's antitrust watchdog on Monday said it had launched a probe into whether Apple is exploiting its market position after receiving complaints about Apple's users tracking restriction in its iOS 14.5 operating system. The probe will also examine complaints about an...
MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Monday said a constructive summit between President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden last week had not stopped Washington from trying to contain Russia, and that having pragmatic relations was most important. U.S. National Security Adv...
MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Monday described the coronavirus situation in Russia as difficult and said it was still deteriorating, rather than getting better. Russia reported 17,378 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 440 deaths linked to coronavirus in the last 24 hours....
GENEVA - The top U.N. human rights official, for the first time laying down a timeline, said on Monday that she hoped to agree with China on the terms of a visit to Xinjiang region this year to look into reports of serious violations against Muslim Uighurs. Michelle Bachelet told...
SHANGHAI - China's central bank said on Monday it had summoned some banks and payment institutions recently, urging them to crack down harder on cryptocurrency trading. The People's Bank of China urged the institutions to promptly cut payment channels for cryptocurrency trading....
By Pushkala Aripaka - Lone Star Global said on Monday it had sweetened its offer to takeover Britain's Senior Plc to 838.8 million pounds ($1.2 billion), after the aircraft parts supplier rejected a previously undisclosed proposal last week. The U.S.-based private-e...
MUNICH, Germany - Germany's unexpectedly flamboyant 4-2 victory over holders Portugal not only boosted their chances of a Euro 2020 knockout spot but also triggered belated enthusiasm among fans that they could actually battle for the title. "With the win over Portugal we arrived...
TOKYO - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group had completed the acquisition of robotics firm Boston Dynamics from the Japanese conglomerate. The deal, which was announced last December and valued the maker of the "Spot" robot at $1.1 billion, gives...
JAKARTA - Indonesia reported 14,536 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest daily increase since the beginning of the pandemic, taking its overall cases past the 2 million mark. Health ministry showed there were 294 more deaths, taking total fatalities to 54,956, with 2,004...
By Alasdair Mackenzie ROME - Monday’s front page of Corriere dello Sport summed up the national mood in Italy rather well: “We are a fairy tale”. The Azzurri could not have hoped for a better start to Euro 2020, winning all three matches to top Group A and set up a...
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his congratulations on Monday to Ebrahim Raisi on his election as Iran's president, saying their two countries were "comprehensive strategic partners", state media reported. Raisi, a hardliner and fierce critic of the West, won electio...
- Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss Tuesday's Group D match against Croatia after testing positive for COVID-19, the Scottish Football Association said. "Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 d...
PARIS - French nightclubs will be allowed to re-open from July 9 onwards, said government minister Alain Griset, allowing the industry to operate again for the first time since it was shut during the France's COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. France eased its third nationwide lock...